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Scarecrow Lyrics

Move your body when the sunlight dies
Everybody hide your body from the scarecrow
Everybody hide

Make a wish when your childhood dies
Hear the knock, knock, knock when she cries
We're all alone tonight
Hold your breath when a black bird...


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    Jul 1st, 2011 7:01am report

    I think it might be after the movie, about the scarecrow who goes around and eats people.

    Move you body when the sunlight dies,
    everybody hide your body from the scarecrow
    everybody hide

    In the movie, the scarecrow only went out to hunt at night, and it only feasted on humans.

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    Jun 11th, 2011 6:49am report

    I agree with the first post, in fact I posted a while back on YouTube that I thought Scarecrow was a government codename for a nuclear weapon and someone replied, correcting me, that it was actually a police force. So it looks like I'm with the majority anyway.

    Also, I think the "we're all in love tonight" part goes with the whole armageddon thing, since it's every living thing's instinct to reproduce when they're going to die...


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    May 10th, 2011 5:13pm report

    I like all of the interpretations. In my head, I imagine children running away from a scarecrow as a game. I don't see how this fits to a lot of the lyrics, or to the music video, but that's just what I always see when I listen to the song. Yeah, it's really not that deep or smart...


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    Apr 27th, 2011 4:33pm report

    In the directors cut of" sing" you will see a glass wall that has frosted on it - scarecrow surveillance unit. I could be wrong but I think where the lyrics read "everybody hide your body from the scarecrow" it means- killjoys keep out of sight of the surveillance cameras .


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    Apr 19th, 2011 4:34am report

    Scarecrow is a unit of Better Living Industries that deals with the capture and processing of renegades (ie. Killjoys).

    The unit is comprised mainly of the minions (Draculoids), many of whom are captured Killjoys who have been brainwashed to follow the commands of BL/ind.

    In Sing the music video (especially the directors cut) this is made evident by both the "Scarecrow Unit" sign and when Party Poison (Gerard) pulls off the mask of one of the Draculoids he notices that it is a fellow Killjoy who had gone missing and, upon realizing that many of the minions could be missing companions as well, is reluctant to fire and is subsequently killed.

    I feel that the song details how Battery City came to be the dystopia it is in 2019 (more in the sense of how it became a wasteland, not so much in how BL/ind took control). There are constant references to taking shelter and the repeated lyrics "Love won't stop this bomb" shows us that it was likely a nuclear fallout that made California 2019 a wasteland.

    But the song also seems to be a message to Killjoys. The entire album seems to be either detailing the events of Party Poison, Kobra Kid, Jet Star, and Fun Ghoul or acting as a message to other Killjoys on how to survive and fight back.

    The Chorus--
    /Move your body when the sunlight dies
    Everybody hide your body from the scarecrow
    Everybody hide/

    seems to be telling the Killjoys to be active in the night and to hide during the day in order to escape capture by the Draculoids (a part of the Scarecrow unit).


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    Apr 5th, 2011 4:55pm report

    Essentially I agree with the 1st rated interpretation, as it all fits with the whole idea of it being set in a post-apocalyptic world, but I thought I should add that SCARECROW is, apparently, a surveillance system (see the video Live from LA: Killjoys Make Some Noise on their official youtube page), so maybe that would change things slightly; instead of them hiding from a bomb (though I should imagine there are nukes being dropped), they are trying not to be discovered. And also, Mikey's cats's name is Bunny, so they're probably telling him/her to go and hide, not to stay outside where it's dangerous, and where he/she could lead BL/ind to them.


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    Apr 5th, 2011 4:19am report

    i think its brother and sister protecting eachother from an abusive relitive as in the scarecrow bwing the abusive relitive
    "move your body when the sunlight dies every body hide your body from the scarecrow" i think that during the evening the abuse comes out. "childhood dies" they dont have onw cus of the abuse there comeing across "hear the knock knock knock when she cries" when they make a noise the abuse starts you know how thease situations start
    but thats what i think "il keep you safe inside" someones keeping the other one safe like looking out for them and the whole bild up to the choras " he burns my skin never minde about the shape im in il keep you safe tonight" the abuse and keeping the otherone safe see whare im comeing from ?


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    Jan 23rd, 2011 1:50pm report

    I think it is the person that is singing (the character) saying that he is going to protect the little girl that is with them. "nevermind about the shape i'm in. i'll keep you safe tonight" and mabey the black bird is refering to a plane or a helocopter that is owned by the bad guys (Bl/ind). It's a post-apocalyptic world so mabey the reason it's post-apocalyptic world is because they droped a nuclear bomb. "Move your body when the sunlight dies. Blow a kiss at the methane skies" they are talking about a "Nuclear Winter". That's what I got from it.


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    Jan 10th, 2011 1:32am report

    During the "Sing" video the Scarecrow were the soldiers of BL/ind with the vampire mask. They are pretty much are a surveillance and capture squad.


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    Jan 3rd, 2011 1:28pm report

    the fact that the song is entitled S/C/A/R/E/C/R/O/W leads me to believe that it stands for something other than a simple scarecrow. I thought it might be an acronym, but I certainly couldn't think of anything that would fit it.
    Gerald Way said that the album was set in a post apocalyptic world, so maybe its about the sun exploding?


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    Jan 3rd, 2011 1:58am report

    During the "Sing" video, the place where they were holding the little girl (with the Japanese woman) had lots of surveillance screens, so I'm guessing "hide your body from the scarecrow" means to hide from their surveillance system during the night lest they get caught? O:


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    Dec 31st, 2010 12:16am report

    It sounds just like what you would do in Batman Arkham Asylum when facing scarecrow on one of the boss levels!!


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    Dec 27th, 2010 12:30pm report

    The Scarecrows are those minions of the bald guy in the video. Before you listening to any more of that album i suggest you look at the videos so you know what they mean :P

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